Kony Helps Amway Drive Digital Innovation for Business Owners Across 100 Countries and Territories

Amway Rolls Out More Than 50 New Mobile Apps Powered by Kony
Quantum within 90 Days

AUSTIN, Texas & ADA, Michigan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kony,
Inc.
, the fastest-growing, cloud-based digital application and
low-code platform solutions company, today announced that Amway,
a worldwide direct selling company of health and beauty products, has
standardized on Kony
Quantum
, a next-generation low-code app development platform that
delivers rich digital experiences, to transform their business operation
and drive digital innovation for its Amway Business Owners (ABOs). More
than three million ABOs across the globe will benefit from the new
mobile applications built on industry-leading Kony Quantum low-code
application development platform. The Kony Quantum platform enabled the
Amway team to increase the speed of delivery of new apps and rolled out
more than 50 new apps to ABOs in multiple countries in just 90 days.


With a strong global footprint from the Americas to China, Europe, Asia
and Africa, Amway’s sales in 2018 were $8.8 billion. By leveraging the
power of the Kony Quantum low-code platform, Amway’s development teams
are co-creating, customizing, and sharing the component pieces needed to
create innovative mobile apps to help ABOs better serve their customers
and drive increased mobile sales, while also strengthening engagement
between ABOs and their customers.

All of the components are stored in a single, worldwide, cloud-based
storehouse – “Amway’s AppFactory” – from which development teams have
the flexibility to select, modify, and quickly deploy new digital tools
and assets to suit specific markets.

Brian Hart, vice president of ABO Customer Solutions/IT, Amway said,
“Overall, we’re saving more than half of the time and money we
previously spent, while gaining global brand awareness and improving
customer experience. Our work with Kony Quantum has already led to huge
savings in time and efficiency, because regions share and re-use
pre-built components.

“We’re putting the latest digital tools into the hands of our ABOs,” he
continued. “Everyone has a mobile phone, but not everyone has a
computer. Kony Quantum allows us to very quickly share innovation across
different countries and platforms.

“This really is a grass-roots, ground-up approach,” Hart said. “There is
more creativity because our apps (and components) are no longer coming
exclusively from headquarters down to the regions. Those (people) closer
to the regions have (more) direct input into the features, functions,
and design,” he said.

“Amway has made it a priority to equip their business owners with
innovative digital solutions and speed time-to-market through the use of
low-code approaches,” said Burley Kawasaki, executive vice president of
Products, Kony, Inc. “By standardizing on Kony Quantum, Amway has been
able to save lots of time and speed up the application development
process, enabling the digital teams across the globe to reuse
application components and avoid duplicative efforts. For instance, a
component that is being developed in China can be utilized in a country
or market in the Asia-Pacific region. Speed is always a focal point when
businesses deploy applications and we are excited that Kony Quantum was
able to help Amway accelerate digital transformation across their global
business and realize the benefits of low-code without limits.”

Mike Edwards, vice president of Global Digital Services, Amway, said,
Digital innovation for us is critical. If you look at companies
like Uber, they didn’t do anything unique. It’s still the taxi industry.
But, they leveraged digital tools to make that a very compelling
opportunity. Every time you see an industry disrupted, it’s because of
digital technology. It’s the same thing if you look at direct selling
and you look at Amway. If we don’t disrupt the industry by leveraging
digital tools, we’ll become irrelevant.”

“Kony Quantum and Kony’s professional services are helping us be
successful by breaking down huge challenges. They checked off all the
boxes for us,” he continued. “It’s Kony’s global availability. It’s the
efficiency that gets us to market faster. It’s all the parts and pieces
that we were looking for that made Kony the right choice.”

Kony
Quantum
combines the ease of use and speed of low-code application
development with the power of the leading enterprise-grade digital
experience development platform
. Kony Quantum enables businesses to
build mission-critical web and mobile solutions for both employees and
consumer-facing apps on a unified platform, resulting in greater speed
and productivity.

Additional Information:

Kony has been named a “Leader” in The Forrester Wave™: Digital
Experience Development Platform, Q2 2018 report
and The Forrester
Wave™: Low-Code
Development Platforms for AD&D Professionals, Q1 2019.
Kony has
also been recognized as a “Leader” in the IDC MarketScape: North
America Digital Banking Customer Experience Platforms 2019 Vendor
Assessment Report
.

About Kony, Inc.

Kony is
a fast-growing leader in digital experience development platforms and
the emerging low-code platform market; and a recognized leader in
digital banking. Kony
Quantum
provides low-code without limits, a next-generation low-code
app development platform that delivers rich digital experiences. Kony
DBX
is the banking and financial services arm of Kony,
Inc.
 and is a globally recognized leader in digital banking
transformation. With a portfolio of modern, frictionless applications
powered by the industry’s most recognized platform, Kony DBX enables
banks and credit unions of any size to accelerate innovation — without
compromising what’s critical.

For more information, please visit www.kony.com. Connect
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and Instagram.

About Amway

Amway is a family-owned, $8.8 billion direct selling company based in
Ada, Michigan, USA that is committed to helping people live healthier,
more empowered lives. Top-selling brands for Amway are Nutrilite™
vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements, Artistry™ skincare and color
cosmetics, eSpring™ water treatment systems and XS™ energy drinks – all
sold exclusively by Amway Business Owners. Global sales in 2017 made
Amway the No. 1 direct selling business in the world, according to the
2018 Direct Selling News Global 100. The company’s annual sales figure
includes revenue from direct selling operations and other business
holdings. For company news, visit amwayglobal.com/newsroom.

Contacts

Jean Kondo
Kony, Inc.
Jean.kondo@kony.com
+1
510-823-4728

Julie Sigler
WE Communications
TeamKony@we-worldwide.com
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415.547.7025